The decreasing order of ease of alkaline hydrolysis

Question:

The decreasing order of ease of alkaline hydrolysis for the following esters is :

  1. $\mathrm{IV}>\mathrm{II}>\mathrm{III}>\mathrm{I}$

  2. III $>\mathrm{II}>\mathrm{I}>\mathrm{IV}$

  3. III > II > IV > I

  4. II > III > I > IV


Correct Option: , 2

Solution:

More is the electrophilic character of carbonyl group of ester faster is the alkaline hydrolysis.

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